Wonders of the Clockwork World

Journey through history with professor Simon Schafer as we explore the bizarre and untold history of androids and automata.

For hundreds of years, humans have toiled to build devices that could mimic the physical and mental abilities of biological life.

Gaze upon this obsession in Wonders of the Clockwork World, a documentary which reveals how some inventors produced some of the world’s most extraordinary, unusual and beautiful objects.

This is a tale full of mystery, intrigue, deceit and deception. A gradual development which led to the creation of the mechanical devices we take for granted today.

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Wonders of the Clockwork World
  • Info
  • Release date2013
  • Full runtime59 minutes
  • Presented bySimon Schafer
  • DistributorBBC